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Updated April 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance - however lots of amenities to make up for it (in 28 reviews)

  • Lots of smart people & the NYT has a great reputation (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "The best of the industry!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times part-time

    Pros

    Some of the best writers, editors, and photographers I've ever worked with. Assignments are communicated well, and paid attention to. There's a reason it's the paper of record!

    Cons

    Sometimes pay can get lost in the weeds, and edits may take a while. However, this is an industry-wide problem—not just NYT.

    Advice to Management

    Freelancers are here to help!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Re the business side: Very smart people are drawn to the Times for its mission, reputation and -- lately --emergence as a legitimate innovator in publishing and digital media.

    Cons

    Re the business side: Poor process, low comp relative to industry standards. They say there's a Times discount: people will join and stay for relatively less salary because of its mission and reputation. It's also recovering from a period of near financial death, so is under resourced in key management and operations functions.

    Advice to Management

    On the business side Invest in management and operations to improve performance and employee experience, which can be pretty chaotic.

  3. "Love working at this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Times part-time

    Pros

    Love working at this place

    Cons

    hours are not the greatest


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay work from home when they need it

    Cons

    Old fashion very primitive culture


  5. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    energetic vibe
    nice work spaces and environment
    lots of company activities and incentives

    Cons

    intense game of favorites for promotions and exposure

    Advice to Management

    maximize employees's skills and talents - for your benefit and their happiness.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "The Grey Lady"

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    Former Employee - Contract/Freelance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract/Freelance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People here are smart and earnest and genuinely care about the future of real unbiased journalism. From the muchraking investigative teams thanklessly digging through data for months to publish groundbreaking news stories to the editors of each section, people seem to feel the weight of the paper’s history and purpose and to respect that.

    Cons

    Like many big businesses, The Times gets bogged down in its organizational issues. The hierarchy sometimes makes it hard for fresh voices to stand out. Other times, they seem to grasp at what’s trendy, and make inappropriate or less than ideal hires in order to seem more digitally forward and relevant.


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    "Digital Transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    People care about the mission, exhibit pride working at the Times. Digital transformation impressive for publishing company

    Cons

    Pushing out the legacy employees, not valuing their experience and contributions. Matrixed organization.

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    "NYT magazine"

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    Current Employee - Associate Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good support from other staff.

    Cons

    Extremely reluctant to hire full time instead hire "freelancers" that are essentially there all the time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best reason to work at NYT - it's The Times! Great mission and most everyone working there are smart, have opinions and support the mission to deliver great, truthful content.

    Cons

    - Everyone has an opinion and wants to put their stamp on a project. This definitely slows down the process.
    - Top heavy. Many Management Sups and up, leaving not many to do the actual work.
    - Lack of communication from supervisors down. This varies per manager.
    - Very matrixed.
    - Clickey - if you are not in with the "cool kids" then good luck.
    - Lack of opportunity to advance if you're not working on the "shiny product" of the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams and communicating down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues, work-life balance, vacation policy

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on performance but a "favortism" system


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